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Oatmeal Zucchini Pancakes

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In a delightful twist to the traditional pancake, these Oatmeal Zucchini Pancakes bring a savory explosion of flavors, perfectly marrying the heartiness of oatmeal with the freshness of zucchini. Topped with a generous layer of melted cheese and served alongside a tangy herbed yogurt, this dish is a testament to the versatility of simple, wholesome ingredients. It’s a culinary creation that not only satisfies your hunger but also nourishes your body, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a balance between health and taste.

The process of making these pancakes is as enjoyable as eating them. Grating the zucchini, mixing it with oatmeal and eggs, and then watching it transform into golden, crispy pancakes is a culinary adventure. The addition of herbed yogurt as a side brings a refreshing contrast with its cool, creamy texture and the subtle kick of garlic and dill. This dish is more than just food; it’s a celebration of flavors, textures, and the joy of healthy eating, making every bite a delightful experience for the palate.

Full Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp oatmeal
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • Salt to taste
  • 100g cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • Pepper to taste
  • Chives, chopped
  • Oil for frying
  • Yogurt, for serving
  • Dill, chopped (for yogurt)
  • Garlic, minced (for yogurt)

 

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Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a baking dish with avocado oil.
  2. Prepare the Pancake Batter: In a mixing bowl, combine oatmeal, grated zucchini, eggs, salt, pepper, and half of the chopped chives. Mix until well combined.
  3. Cook Pancakes: Heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pour spoonfuls of the batter into the pan, forming small pancakes. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  4. Bake with Cheese: Transfer the pancakes to the greased baking dish. Sprinkle grated cheese on top and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Prepare Herbed Yogurt: While the pancakes are baking, mix yogurt with dill, minced garlic, and the remaining chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve: Serve the oatmeal zucchini pancakes hot, topped with herbed yogurt.

Enjoy this delicious and healthy alternative to pizza, perfect for any meal of the day!

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